Alex Myers's research while affiliated with University of Cape Town and other places

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Penile circumcision is often claimed to be simpler, safer, and more cost-effective when performed in the neonatal period as opposed to later in life, with a greater benefit-to-risk ratio. In the first part of this paper, we critically examine the evidence base for these claims, and find that it is not as robust as is commonly assumed. In the second...


... Box adapted from Refs. 69,70 The genital prepuce or foreskin is a shared anatomical feature of both male and female members of all human and non-human primate species. 61 In humans, the penile and clitoral prepuces are undifferentiated in early fetal development, emerging from an ambisexual genital tubercle that is capable either of penile or clitoral development regardless of genotype. ...